By: Morgan Sigrist IIJ Ambassador
Students were able to follow the life of documentary and international journalism through the eyes of this producer. Rees came to several classes within the journalism school such as J-Freshman Newsroom, Midday, and TV Broadcast News. Here the international journalist showed pieces of different documentaries he has worked on all across the world. With over forty documentaries on his resume`, Rees has done exclusive work with the Al Jazeera network and been on the frontlines of numerous war conflicts, places many journalists have never been.
The second night, participants in the study abroad to Zambia held a panel for Rees where they discussed the importance of studying aboard, and what they hope to gain from their trip to Zambia. Following the panel, the group enjoyed the performance of the Ridges Auditorium’s host of “Nawal: the Voice of the Comoros.”
To find out more information about Phil Rees and view his work as an international journalist check out http://philrees.tv/